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Poster: Zooomabooma Date: Feb 15, 2007 7:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lcation, location, location...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire... but grew up for the better part of 18 years + a couple more summers in Bergen County, New Jersey (22 miles west of midtown Manhattan.)

After high school, went to ski and attend some college at the U. of Utah in Salt Lake City. Spent some time living in (not all in order:) Paducah (western KY), Key West (FL), on Union Square West (in NYC), Coral Springs (near Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Daytona Beach (FL), San Francisco, Missoula (western MT), Long Beach Island (NJ), Park City (UT), Putnam County (about an hour north of NYC), Summerville (near Charleston, SC), Fox Lake (about an hour northwest of Chicago) . . . but it looks like I've finally settled in Fairbanks in central Alaska.

Some people live their whole life in the same town. For me, yeah, it's been one of those long, strange trips (Hmm... I've think I've heard that saying somewhere!)

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lcation, location, location...

Zooma-
How did you like Paducah? We've thought about moving there.

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Poster: Zooomabooma Date: Feb 15, 2007 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lcation, location, location...

BryanE --
It's been about 10 yrs since i lived in Paducah and i wasn't there long. It seemed like a sleepy river town. Nice little old downtown area. At the time, suburban sprawl seemed almost non-existent compared to many other suburban areas in the U.S.. (No idea what it's been like since.) I wouldn't be surprised if Starbucks has yet to establish a presence there which is definitely a bonus in my opinion.

Wish i could fill you in more but like I said, tis been awhile.

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Poster: BryanE Date: Feb 15, 2007 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lcation, location, location...

Actually we make it down that way maybe a couple of times a year. It's about a two-hour drive. The riverfront area is trendy, but really pretty nice, and the fast food and motel franchises near the interstate keep multiplying like rats. I was just inquiring with a former resident-you, that is-to find out your general take on the town. And no, I don't think I saw a Starbuck's, but with all the other stuff there, I doubt that it can be far off.

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Poster: Zooomabooma Date: Feb 16, 2007 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lcation, location, location...

Trendy riverfront? That's interesting but not surprising. Downtown near the river, when I was there, was more sleepy than trendy, more old than bright and new. They built a shiny new Performing Arts Center, i believe, a few yrs ago . . . so like almost everywhere else in America, it's growing. Probably one of those small cities that people will tell you 20 years ago it was just a fraction of what it's grown into today.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Feb 15, 2007 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lcation, location, location...

Delaware boy born and raised!!!!!